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Extortion: FCT police boss orders arrest of officers caught on camera



FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday car racing

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, on Wednesday ordered the arrest of officers allegedly involved in extortion in Abuja.

It followed a viral video of an alleged case of extortion by the officers.

A statement by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, said: “The attention of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to the viral video of an alleged case of extortion by some police officers in Abuja.

“Consequent upon the above, the Commissioner of Police FCT has ordered immediate investigation and arrest of personnel involved in the alleged unprofessional conduct.


“Investigations have, therefore, commenced and the outcome will be made public upon its conclusion.

“While assuring the people of a diligent investigation, the CP urges the good people of the FCT to always contact the Public Complaints Bureau on 0902 222 2352 , a line dedicated to receiving and attending to complaints of unprofessional conducts by officers of the Command.

“The Command also implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergencies or distresses through the following lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.”


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